Sunday, March 26, 2006


Lewis First Amendment Award

SPJ and the Lewis family present the Robert D.G. Lewis First Amendment Award to a student member of SPJ who has demonstrated outstanding service to the First Amendment through the field of journalism. The $500 cash award must be used toward attending the 2006 SPJ Convention and National Journalism Conference in Chicago, August 24-27, 2006.

Application deadline: May 1, 2006

To apply, students should send a letter of interest, documenting their service to the First Amendment, as well as any other documentation that helps to illustrate their service. A one-page biography, resume and three letters of recommendation must also be included. Only SPJ student members of are eligible for this award.

All information should be mailed to:

Society of Professional Journalists
Lewis First Amendment Award
3909 North Meridian St.
Indianapolis, IN 46208

This award was created to honor Robert Lewis, SPJ President 1985-86, National FOI Chairman 1978-83 and Wells Key Recipient 1980.

For additional information, contact Heather Porter, programs coordinator, at or 317/927-8000 ext. 204.

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